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Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much ...Read more
Not a good idea: Buying medicines online from unknown anonymous vendors is a dangerous practice. Obtaining and using prescription medications without a prescription is dangerous and probably illegal in most states. If one is attempting this purchase over the internet this may violate federal laws. ...Read more
I had a benign petuitary tumour removed in Dec 2013 and have been taking hydrocortisone tablets since. I want a tattoo but unsure if safe to get one.
No if my kid!: He faints with a simple needle stick. Without adrenal hormones, stress can cause circulatory collapse. With him, a tattoo is dangerous. Of course with most people just getting stuck with a needle is a minor stress, tolerated well and little risk. Extra steroids outside of the body are unlikely to do much INside the body if/when absorbed (10grm 1% creme...10 mg @most) also, I'd kill him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should an increase in petechiae be looked into when on hydrocortisone (cortef) tablets? Have had some for years but they are increasing in numbers.
Absolutely: I am going to assume that your health is stable and that you are not thrombocytopenic. If you actually have petechiae, they always deserve to be worked up; you want to know whether you have a capillary fragility syndrome. In the US, we have food faddists who give themselves scurvy; I trust Australians are more sensible. Cortef (hydrocortisone) makes capillaries more fragile. I'd get specialist consultation. ...Read more
Raised cholesterol (6.73nmol) LDL (3.6nmol) and triglycerides (3.41nmol), can hydrocortisone 20mg tablets and clobetasol be contributing to increase?
I was given hydrocortisone cream 1% & loratadine tablets, 10mg/antihistamine. Its been over 1 hour & the hives continue to appear & burn. Concerned?
Dr prescribed 2.5 MG hydrocortisone 3 x a day. I took the first dose at 4 this afternoon andnow have a dry cough. From pill? Dangerous or no big deal?
Hydrocortisone: Hydrocortisone is a steroid which is available over the counter in topical preparations like creams, ointments, and sprays. For rashes and hives, these topical preparations are fairly effective in helping the itch. Oral hydrocortisone is not available OTC and needs to be prescribed by a health care provider. It is not a first choice for allergies - try an oral antihistamine first. ...Read more
No: Not enough of these medicines are absorbed to lower the effectiveness of the pill. ...Read more
Inflammation: Hydrocortisone can be used topically for itching, rash, etc. It can also be used by injection to treat systemic inflammation like in cases of auto immune diseases. Derivatives of Hydrocortisone like Prednisone can be used orally to treat conditions from asthma & COPD to systemic inflammatory conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-inflammatory: Cortisone is a naturally produced hormone in the body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is often used as a potent medication for inflammatory disease. In serious cases, it is a "wonder" drug, and can be life saving. However, long and continuous use can cause many serious and uncomfortable side effects. Hydrocortisone is a topical skin variety and much less potent than cortisone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which peroxide?: Since I didn't know which peroxide you're using, I checked both benzoyl (http://www.drugs.com/cdi/benzoyl-peroxide-wash.html) & hydrogen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_peroxide). Luckily both appear to have no interaction w/hydrocortisone (http://www.drugs.com/mtm/hydrocortisone-topical.html). Always best to tell your docs about everything you use, whether prescription or over-the-counter. ...Read more
Oral??: If you're taking Hydrocortisone orally, why? Depending on the dose, you can't just stop it in a month else you could develop an adrenal crisis. If it is in cream or ointment form, how extensively are you using it, how many times/day, locations of application? It is possible to suppress adrenal glands even with topical steroids depending on how much is absorbed. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on how long: The issue of corticosteroid "reboun" is an issue of how high the dose and for how long. A short coruse of Hydrocortisone should not have any problems.Long term therapy should be tappered to prevent any adverse reactions.Check with your physician before doing anything. ...Read more
Depends: Dependent on why and where applied.Get a more detailed answer ›
More info please: if unsure what to use, or the bite marks look weird, might be infected, better get seen by a doctor ...Read more
Where and why?: While over the counter hydrocortisone cream is a low potency topical steroid, it is best to identify the reason why the steroid is needed in the first place. If the trigger can be found and avoided, then hydrocortisone may not be needed. Also, certain areas of the body where there is thin skin (eyes, groin, etc) should not have topical steroids applied repeatedly. A dermatologist help! ...Read more
I am to begin taking cortef (hydrocortisone) at moderate dose, prob for a couple years at least. What can I do to protect my health and what should I look out for?
I'd recommend: U follow up with your dr and endocrinologist who should closely monitor your pituitary and adrenal status. It's a sensitive issue to maintain and taper off someone on chronic steroid use. Best wishes! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/prednisone-withdrawal/an01624 http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=484. ...Read more